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House panel's Benghazi surprise: little partisan rancor

After two years of political warfare that turned even the word “Benghazi” into a partisan epithet, a special House committee held its first public hearing Wednesday with a surprise – a deliberate effort at being sober, even boring.

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Arab nations offering airstrikes against Islamic State, Kerry says
Arab nations offering airstrikes against Islamic State, Kerry says

Several Arab nations have offered to launch airstrikes on Islamic State militants, giving a boost to the Obama administration's efforts to knit a coalition of allies for the promised U.S.-led offensive against the Sunni extremist group, Secretary of State John F. Kerry said Sunday.

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